On using SpongeBob SquarePants as inspiration: "One day my 'SpongeBob SquarePants' watching son asked me what a krabby pattie was. I gathered that it was a sort of crab cake burger and so I endeavored to make one."
On breakfast: "Food preferences are easy to contend with -- set out a large bowl of granola and have all different fixins on the side -- berries, flax meal, yogurt, cow's milk, soy milk, hemp milk."
On her favorite savory breakfast: "I first had a version of this at a Japanese monastery during a silent retreat -- don't ask, it's a long story."
On zucchini: "When I pass a flowering zucchini plant in a garden, my heart skips a beat."